#135 closed defect (worksforme)

[CaWE, 3D view, Tooltip] Tooltip blinking when rendered over 3D view

Reported by: MatejZajacik Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: CaWE Version: svn-head
Keywords: CaWE 3D view tooltip Cc:
Platform: Win XP

Description

Tooltips rendered over the 3D view blink crazily (1.jpg), making them unreadable.

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1.jpg (62.6 KB) - added by MatejZajacik 19 months ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 19 months ago by MatejZajacik

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by Carsten

Thanks for the report and the nice screenshot, but I'm not sure if we can do anything about this:

I just tried to reproduce this under Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (both 64-bit), and none of these shows flickering when a tooltip overlaps an OpenGL view. (Under Ubuntu it's even mildly translucent, and still properly rendered.)

Anyways, the tooltip rendering is eventually done by the OS, not by application code, and I wonder if the OS version and/or the currently installed graphics driver have a larger impact on the observed problem than anything that we can do to stop the flickering ourselves... that is, at this time I have no idea what exactly we could change in our code (in fact, not even where to look at) in order to improve the situation.

Tomorrow I'll also try an older Windows 2000 system and report what I find, but I strongly suspect that the only solution to this problem is to update your graphics driver and/or OS in order to fix this problem.

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by Carsten

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

As promised, I just tried to reproduce this also under Windows 2000, and there too is no flickering.

As mentioned above, it's probably something involved with the OS and/or video drivers and their settings that causes this. If there is anything that we can do, I'm happy to reopen the ticket and further pursue this, but it really looks that this is not related to our code.

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